Destiny can have some surprises in store even for those who thought the chapter on “the men in my life” was definitively closed. Marta is 64 years old, the good-spirited owner of a store that sells extravagant lingerie. She has a daughter and an ex-boyfriend (following their recent breakup). She is happy to consider the romantic chapter of her life as being closed, with no regrets or sadness. But one day her best friend, who is the same age, starts seeing Emanuele, an incredibly handsome thirty-year-old. He is also the son of a renowned surgeon on the verge of retirement, whom Marta had often noticed as he passed in front of her store on his bike. The improbable romance between her friend and the handsome thirty-year-old can’t help but give a jolt to Marta’s entire existence.
Elena Vestri was born in Turin. In addition to translating the works of authors such as Susan Sontag, Ian McEwan, Philip Roth and others, she has written teleplays for various TV series. For nearly twenty years she has been collaborating with Italian comedy actress Luciana Littizzetto. Her previous novels include Ragazze mancine and Ragione e sentimento, both published by Einaudi. Elena Vestri is a a pseudonym.